Tuesday, August 20, 2013

hello friends.

you've guessed by now our family has grown.
i became a mom. and hunkaroonie a dad. together we became parents.

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as i sit here today i am a different person than the last time i came to write. i may look the same to you, albeit a bit heavier (perhaps tangible evidence of what my body has been through), but i see things differently. after ten hours of labor, i learned more about myself than i bargained for, no one more surprised than me. with my brand new pink baby in my arms, i realized that could just be the most important thing i've ever done. in that moment my world stood still. three days later i walked out of the hospital and looked up to the most crisp blue winter sky you could ever imagine, people walking on the sidewalk, cars driving by, kids laughing - and i remember it hit me; the world kept going. my world stood still while a new life entered but the.world.kept.going. it's true the world stops for no one.

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before i had a baby i worried that one day i would look at myself in the mirror and not recognize the person staring back. then after we got settled in back home, i realized that it had happened whether i liked it or not. but the truth is, i don't miss the old me. those care-free days when it was just him and me - that is not our season right now. it was, and it will come again, but for now in this life-changing moment we begin to think and take stock of what's most important. to lay the stepping stones that lead us to the path we want for our family.

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these things, both expected and hard to believe, have changed me. but mainly I am changed because my heart now beats on the outside. she's 6 months old.

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i am not sure what will happen with this little blog but i know for now my time is better spent being present to our baby girl. you see she's already 6 months old and these days, they go by fast. this blog will always be here, and i may return, but for now my family calls.

and i'm coming.


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so i came here to say hello and goodbye.

be well, i'll see you soon. oxox